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Host Peggy Wehmeyer talks with Lila Downs, whose music reflects her experiences growing up in different cultures.
Lila Downs Interview
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Lila Downs was born in Mexico to a Mixteca Indian mother and a Scottish-American father. Growing up, she spent time in both the U.S. and Mexico and her music reflects both those cultures. She now spends part of the year in New York City and part in Oaxaca, Mexico. Her songs are about everything from small town ostracism to making mole sauce. In her interview with host Peggy Wehmeyer, Downs says her music is all about educating people on both sides of the border.
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